Club Projects and Events

 

The Platteville Optimist Club has a strong history of service, supporting local schools and numerous youth-oriented community projects and activities.  Members are ready to give back to our community, both as volunteers and leaders, whether it be through an Optimist sponsored event or on an individual basis.  Optimists serve the community by providing time and funds to Optimist-sponsored activities, as well as volunteering in other local events that require additional personnel (click HERE to see a listing of these activities).   We also contribute monies to other organizations so they may carry out their missions (click HERE to see a listing of who we support annually).  In the 2018-2019 year, we gave approximately $14,000 towards these efforts. 

 

If you are looking for a way to make a difference, we'd love to have you JOIN US!

Tri Star Basketball
Tri-Star Basketball Contest 
March or April

This is a skills-based competition for boys and girls ages 6-13.  The Platteville competition occurs in March or April at Bo Ryan Court in the Williams Fieldhouse of the University of Wisconsin Platteville campus.  First and second-place winners in each age bracket are eligible to go on to the SWIS District competition, also held in April. 

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Party in the Park
July

 

Every July, the Platteville Optimist Club provides free hotdogs, milk and ice cream to attendees of Party in the Park, held at City Park.  

2022 Cheese Curds
2022 Cheese Curds

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Cheese Curd Sales 
August and September

Our cheese curd sales are very popular each year at the Grant County Fair in August and  Platteville Dairy Days in September.  Many Optimist volunteers make these events very successful. Join us and become part of these fun community events.

 

Join us for delicious cheese curds at the 2023 Grant County Fair from August 13th - 20th and at Dairy Days, September 8th-10th.

Bike Rodeo 2021
Bike Rodeo 2021

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Bike Rodeo
 

Optimist volunteers worked with Scouts to conduct a bike safety event. Participants in the Bike Rodeo took part in a skills course.  Fun prizes like bike helmets and backpacks were awarded.  The weather cooperated and turnout was good on a beautiful summer evening. Many thanks for all of the volunteers. 

Safe Riding Everyone!

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Optimist Youth Contests

In these annual competitions, youth compete at the local level; winners move to the district level, with the potential to advance to the state and national level.  At the local level, the Essay Contest occurs in February, the Oratorical Contest in March, and the TriStar Basketball Contest in March/early April.  Click on the links for information and rules.